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Strategies for Getting Better Sleep

Posted by Karoline Clarke on Mon, Sep 23, 2019

“Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance. Performance, health, and happiness are grounded in the skillful management of energy.”

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Topics: The Power of Full Engagement, use of energy, Strategies for Getting Better Sleep, Sleep

The Discipline of Innovation, Quantification, Quantification

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 16, 2019

One of my customers, who had been my E-Myth Customer, now a ScaleUp customer, reminded me of the importance of Innovation, Quantification, Orchestration.

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Topics: Michael Gerber, Quantification, E-Myth Revisited, Innovation, Orchestration

Why Identify Your Flywheel?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Jim Collins’ Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great released February 26th this year.

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Topics: Good to Great, Jim Collins, Build up to Breakthrough Flywheel, Turning the Flywheel, Flywheel

Red Team Tool: Four Ways of Seeing - New Coke & Arch Deluxe Failures

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 2, 2019

“Hindsight is 20-20!”

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Topics: Decision-Making, Strategy Decision, Decisions Equal Success, Better Decision-Making, Strategy - How, Strategy vs. Planning, Red Team

Avoid A Blockbuster Failure – Red Team

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 26, 2019

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong—these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.” —Sir Winston Churchill

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Topics: Disruptive Strategies, Digital Disruption, Strategy - How, Strategy vs. Planning, Red Team

Taking the Next Step As A Business Owner: When Is It Right To Retire?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Karoline Gore is a guest blogger who has provided content in the past for my blog including Managing Millennials: Effective Leadership For This Generation. Karoline did research into retirement, specifically for business owners, and keys to preparing and making the most of retirement.

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Topics: Retirement, Business Planning, Succession Planning

Lie #9: Leadership is a Thing

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 12, 2019

We should know this.  Leadership is not a thing. 

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Topics: human behavior, human behavior performance, People Development, Nine Lies About Work, EXCELLENCE IS IDIOSYNCRATIC, Responsibility

Lie #8 Work-life balance matters most?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 5, 2019

“Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life again”

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Topics: employee performance, human behavior performance, People Development, Nine Lies About Work, Responsibility

Lie #7 - People Have Potential

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 29, 2019

“There is no such thing as having potential. Or rather, there is, but it doesn’t mean anything.”

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Topics: employee performance, human behavior, human behavior performance, Performance Management, Human Potential, People Development, Nine Lies About Work

Lie 6: People Can Reliably Rate Other People - Idiosyncratic Rater Effect

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 22, 2019

“When you judge others, you don’t define them, you define yourself” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Topics: employee performance, performance, Performance Management, People Development, Growing Your People, Nine Lies About Work, The Idiosyncratic Rater Effect

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